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Organisations thinking about impleenting a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, should consider the following issues:
For me the purpose of life is to know other people…is to discover what life is. Who inhabits the world? What is it to be human? What can I give to the world which it doesn’t have…a gift for tolerating my presence in this world..…and unless I know the people, I can’t know what it does not have - Theodore Zeldin
Imagine balancing self-interest and caring for others. If this is possible, then:
(1) What is the approximate balance between the two today - in individuals, organisations and societies? How much time do we really spend thinking about and then acting on other people's needs?
Please see below pre-2016 intelligence about responsibility. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at corporates, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.
The 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos asked: how can business regain trust through long-term value creation?
During November 2013, we listened to and would recommend the following podcasts:
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction- the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you - JK Rowling, http://harvardmagazine.com/go/jkrowling.html
You have to take responsibility for everything and everyone - Fyodor Dostoyevsy, The Brothers Karamazov